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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Believotron at Knobcon


via @believotron5000

"Showing off our @axoloti_be synthesizers."

Some info on what they have to offer via the Believotron website:

"21ST CENTURY INTERFACE

Everyone is different, pick the workflow that works best for you. Use the existing settings and customize to your heart's content, or you can design a brand new way of working with the machine and share it with the community.

INSTRUMENT / PATCH MANAGEMENT

System ships with an SD Card preloaded with an ever evolving range of instruments
Download an up-to-date set of core instruments
Extensive community instruments
Develop your own
Sync files with github / gdrive / dropbox / icloud and more
Modern private version control for musicians that want to protect their work

EVER EVOLVING FEATURES

Zero Programming: New Adventures in community instruments
Zero internet? Use an SD card. DIY or buy from literally anyone with a good idea and a charming experience
Sync directly over USB
Easy Graphical Modification: You will love how easy it is to find and understand the synth logic, and make the changes you need to improve your workflow. Making a mistake is harmless and experimentation is encouraged.

Dynamic Control / Dynamic Sound

Every control on the Wanderlust can be routed to any part of the synthesizer model, to configure the machine exactly how you want it, flipping between settings with ease.

It's the flexibility of modular synthesizers, but with the magic, speed, and accelerando of a microcontroller.

DYNAMIC CONTROL ROUTING

Change the target of any control. Use a knob to adjust an LFO and with the tap of a button, that knob can be reassigned, cycled, or toggled to any control in the patch. Swap out one control, a row, or the entire UI.

CONTROL SEQUENCING

Program / sequence / record / loop values for any parameter. Layer. Raise the attack on the start of every measure, lengthen the release at the end. Build emotion and expression into your sound.

SEQUENCED CONTROL ROUTING

Change how the controls are routed in time. Start by setting up the knobs to control Attack / Decay / Sustain / Release. The sequencer can automagically change the knobs to control phase / chorus / echo / flanger during certain bars / measures.

CONTROL SEQUENCE LIVE RECORDING

Add expressiveness make your sounds more dynamic. Record pad taps, knob turns, and joystick jostling, live. One-shot / Loop / Toggle / Timer-Counter playback for the perfect dramatic punctuation or emotive texture. Modify recorded values on the fly either overwriting or returning back to the recorded value. Program in your perfect performance and then push the edge on every playback.

STATE MACHINE CONTROL SEQUENCING

Create new instruments that can quickly change states and become more mellow, more abrasive, more muted with the touch of a button. There are plenty of knobs, but often you'd like to turn five of them at once. Like wailing hard on a saxophone, quickly pushing your instrument to extremes expands the dynamic creativity.


CONTROL FREAK
Enough controls for a pod of six octopi

12-KEY POLYPHONIC KEYBOARD

Meander along a melody / lure with your lead / rumble out your rhythm. Fully functional touchpad keyboard feels just like a smartphone or tablet.

Responsive / fast action
Capacitive Touch: No moving parts to break
Key lock
Auto-Chord
Arpeggiator
Alternative Tuning
Reassignable
Live Sequence Recording
Rhythm Generator
Pair with joysticks for velocity / expression control


22 ACTION PADS

Constant Adventure. Que up a sample, raise the tempo and nudge the chords of the rhythm to a different key. Dance across the pads in a configuration that makes sense to you.

8x2 multi-track control
8 Up / Down channel controls
4-way controller / 2 buttons
Octave control
Dynamic Control Routing to any feature of the synth model
Multi-touch
One-shot / Repeat / Timer-Counter
Effect on / off


AXOLOTI CORE AUDIO PLATFORM

We can't say enough good things about this open source gem. It's very feature packed. It's easy to use / modify and the clear leader on microcontroller audio ecosystems.

Hackable / Open / Cross Platform
SD Card
Midi In / Midi Out / Software Midi Thru
1/8" Audio Out Headphone / Laptop Jack
1/4" Stereo Input Jack (line level with up to 55 dB digitally controlled analog gain)
1/4" Audio Line Out (digitally controlled volume, DC-coupled)
USB Host
Control parameters via PC GUI interface for development and performance


16 ACTION GRIP KNOBS

Master the future with enough knobs for two octopi. So many choices, it's designed to make you a grabby, handsy, twiddle-wizard.

8x2 multi-track sequencer
Dynamic Control Routing to any feature of the synth model
ADSR Envelope
LFO Single / Chain
Pitch / Volume / Expression
Chorus / Flanger / Phaser
Cutoff / Resonance


2 X-Y ANALOG JOYSTICKS

Add just the right extra flare. Spice up a sequence. Explore new directions with these fluid analog controls.

Piano Velocity / Expression
Echo / Chorus
Cutoff / Resonance
Tempo Jitter / LFO Speed
Pitch Bend
Remapable to any synth control


25 BEAUTIFUL FULL-COLOR LEDS

Enjoy haptic feedback like you've never seen. Not just a fanciful dazzlement, understand what is going on inside the synthesizer with vibrant color.

Full RGB + Brightness on each LED
Step Sequence
Map to any synth parameter
Literally brilliant"

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